SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) is the only trade association in New England specifically created to serve the educational and networking needs of sports turf professionals.  NESTMA’s nearly 400 members come from all segments of the sports turf industry including leading public & private schools, universities, colleges, professional stadiums, municipal parks, and researchers. For almost 30 years, NESTMA has been encouraging excellence in the profession of sports turf management by supporting education, research, and student scholarships.           

Industry suppliers join NESTMA as Commercial Partners for $150 per year.  Annual membership and sponsorship are cost-effective ways to widen your customer circle, demonstrate your newest offerings, and develop relationships that lead to sales – all while showcasing your company’s support for New England’s sports turf industry and NESTMA’s mission.

                  • Meet face-to-face with key decision makers.
                  • Build brand awareness & generate leads.
                  • Introduce new products & open new accounts.
                  • Demonstrate your latest equipment.

SPRING TURF DAY:  $250 - $1500 for members/$500 – $2000 for non-members

This informal educational gathering is typically hosted in late June by a university, private school or other New England institution.  Attendance ranges from 150-200 sports turf professionals who participate in hands-on educational workshops, as well as equipment and technology demonstrations.  Everyone enjoys a chance to network and make new connections at a midday barbecue. Depending on your level of investment, sponsorship entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; a display and/or demonstration area at the event and a post event attendance list.

SUMMER FIELD DAY:  $500 - $1500 for members/$1000 – $2000 for non-members

This educational event is hosted in mid-August by a university or other New England higher learning institution.  Approximately 150-200 sports turf professionals attend and enjoy in-depth educational programming and research updates, and a networking luncheon. Depending on your level of investment, sponsorship entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; a display area at the event and a post event attendance list.

FALL TURF WORKSHOP:  $500 for members/$1000 for non-members

This informal learning opportunity is typically hosted in early October by a New England sports institution, stadium or university.  Approximately 100 sports turf professionals attend and participate in hands-on educational workshops, as well as equipment and technology demonstrations. Sponsorship of the Fall Turf Day is exclusive and your sponsorship investment entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; the opportunity to briefly address the group at the event and a post event attendance list.

ANNUAL MEETING: $6000 for members/$8000 for non-members

NESTMA is a strong supporter of the New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation and every March participates in the New England Regional Turf Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.  At this industry-wide event, 100-150 members gather for NESTMA’s annual meeting and luncheon.  Sponsorship of the annual meeting & luncheon is exclusive and your sponsorship investment entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; the opportunity to briefly address the group at the event and a post event attendance list.

NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT  $500 for members/$800 for non-members

Showcase your company’s equipment, products and services with a “Commercial Partner Spotlight” article in NESTMA’s e-newsletter, distributed quarterly to 400+ NESTMA members.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING                                                                                   

NESTMA’s Commercial Partners receive a significant discount on advertising in the quarterly e-newsletter, and the opportunity for banner ads on the NESTMA website.

To sign up as a Commercial Partner member of NESTMA, or to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Charissa Sharkey at NESTMAinfo@gmail.com or at (508) 653-1241.


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